Friday, August 28, 2015
West Thebarton Brothel Party - West Thebarton Brothel Party EP
The EP comes out of the gate racing with the grand fuzz track "Billions". By the time I was part way through the following "Chemotherapy", I was crediting the band, producer and engineer for creating a set of songs that captured the energy of a live performance while still providing decent fidelity. The third song is the previously mentioned "Misophonia", which is my anthem for the summer, and thereafter until some other song manages to take it down. "Touchy Feely" is all fuzz, noise and energy and if you can't shout, you can't play along. "Two-Bit Loser" is a gritty blues jam that I expect is an absolute crowd-pleaser in live shows. The EP closes with an ode to cricket player "Glenn McGrath". And in case you are wondering, it is the kind of ode that produces smiles, not tears. You may, however, shed tears if you don't get this record and you find yourself a bit short of appropriate music for your next party -- or your next tailgater.
And as a bit of housekeeping, if my wife is reading this I've never been to a brothel party and I have no idea who Ashley Madison is.
West Thebarton Brothel Party is out now via Mirador Records in digital and 10" vinyl formats. Hit the Bandcamp link below for details.
Bandcamp for EP
Soundcloud for EP